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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295685/estimation-of-genetic-parameters-for-functional-longevity-in-the-south-african-holstein-cattle-using-a-piecewise-weibull-proportional-hazards-model
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V E Imbayarwo-Chikosi, V Ducrocq, C B Banga, T E Halimani, J B van Wyk, A Maiwashe, K Dzama
Non-genetic factors influencing functional longevity and the heritability of the trait were estimated in South African Holsteins using a piecewise Weibull proportional hazards model. Data consisted of records of 161,222 of daughters of 2,051 sires calving between 1995 and 2013. The reference model included fixed time-independent age at first calving and time-dependent interactions involving lactation number, region, season and age of calving, within-herd class of milk production, fat and protein content, class of annual variation in herd size and the random herd-year effect...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Zeitschrift Für Tierzüchtung und Züchtungsbiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293772/reading-efficiency-can-be-improved-by-minor-modification-of-assigned-duties-a-pilot-study-on-a-small-team-of-general-radiologists
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Hajime Yokota, Mariko Goto, Chisa Bamba, Maki Kiba, Kei Yamada
PURPOSE: To assess whether alterations in the type of duty assignment system can affect the reading efficiency and stress level of diagnostic radiologists. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen board-certified diagnostic radiologists were enrolled. We investigated three different reading systems for 1 week each. System 1 is our default, in which there are no assigned duties and everyone finishes when all cases are done. In system 2, two late shift readers are assigned every day, and, after everyone else leaves at a fixed time (5:30 p...
March 14, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257872/the-effect-of-presynch-ovsynch-protocol-with-or-without-estrus-detection-on-reproductive-performance-by-parity-and-the-long-term-effect-of-these-different-management-strategies-on-milk-production-reproduction-health-and-survivability-of-dairy-cows
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V S Machado, R C Neves, F S Lima, R C Bicalho
During the Presynch-Ovsynch protocol, at least half of the cows enrolled display signs of estrus, which can present as an opportunity for cows to be inseminated before the completion of the protocol. The primary objective of this study is to compare two management strategies for first service using the Presynch-Ovsynch protocol: insemination at completion of the Presynch-Ovsynch program (TAIonly) or insemination after estrus detection during the Presynch-Ovsynch protocol, with the remainder of cows being inseminated at timed artificial insemination (ED + TAI)...
April 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237336/effect-of-numbers-of-sperm-and-timing-of-a-single-post-cervical-insemination-on-the-fertility-of-weaned-sows-treated-with-ovugel-%C3%A2
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R V Knox, K C Esparza-Harris, M E Johnston, S K Webel
Variability in estrus and ovulation requires multiple inseminations during estrus to ensure one AI occurs close to ovulation. Induction of ovulation after weaning improves synchrony of ovulation and allows for fixed time AI. However, the interaction between number of sperm in the AI dose and the timing of insemination has not been fully investigated. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of sperm numbers used in a single post-cervical insemination (PCAI) and the timing of insemination following induced ovulation in weaned sows...
April 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237335/evaluation-of-the-14-d-cidr-pg-and-9-d-cidr-pg-protocols-for-synchronization-of-estrus-in-bos-indicus-influenced-and-bos-taurus-beef-heifers
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J M Thomas, J W C Locke, B E Bishop, J M Abel, M R Ellersieck, J V Yelich, S E Poock, M F Smith, D J Patterson
Two long-term, CIDR-based estrus synchronization protocols were evaluated among Bos indicus-influenced and Bos taurus beef heifers. Treatments were evaluated on the basis of estrous response and pregnancy rate resulting from fixed-time artificial insemination (FTAI), and these outcomes were analyzed retrospectively relative to reproductive tract score (RTS; Scale 1-5) at treatment initiation. Estrus was synchronized for 1139 heifers in three locations, and heifers were assigned to one of two treatments within each location based on RTS...
April 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236581/single-simultaneous-and-sequential-applications-of-ultrasonic-frequencies-for-the-elimination-of-ibuprofen-in-water
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Asu Ziylan-Yavas, Nilsun H Ince
The study is about the assessment of single and multi-frequency operations for the overall degradation of a widely consumed analgesic pharmaceutical-ibuprofen (IBP). The selected frequencies were in the range of 20-1130kHz emissions coming from probes, baths and piezo-electric transducers attached to plate-type devices. Multi-frequency operations were applied either simultaneously as "duals", or sequentially at fixed time intervals; and the total reaction time in all operations was 30-min. The work also covers evaluation of the effect of zero-valent iron (ZVI) on the efficiency of the degradation process and the performance of the reaction systems...
January 26, 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236348/fixed-time-interval-compared-with-on-demand-oral-analgesia-protocols-for-post-caesarean-pain-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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E Yefet, H Taha, R Salim, J Hasanein, Y Carmeli, N Schwartz, Z Nachum
OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy, safety and satisfaction from two modes of oral analgesia administration for the treatment of post-caesarean pain in the first 48 h following surgery: on-demand versus fixed time interval administration. DESIGN: Open label parallel-group, randomised-controlled trial from February to December 2013. SETTING: University-affiliated hospital in Israel. POPULATION: Two-hundred women who underwent caesarean delivery with regional anaesthesia...
February 25, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213253/sensitive-kinetic-catalytic-spectrophotometric-method-for-cobalt-determination-using-a-chip-coupled-to-a-multisyringe-flow-injection-analysis-system
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Fatima Zohra Abouhiat, Camelia Henríquez, Farida El Yousfi, Víctor Cerdà
The development of an automated kinetic-catalytic spectrophotometric method for cobalt determination is presented. The method is based on the catalytic effect of Co in the oxidation of hydroxybenzoic acid by H2O2 in basic media. The method has been automated using a multisyringe flow injection system coupled to a monolithic flow conduit called chip (chip-MSFIA). All reagents and sample are simultaneously propelled into the chip to achieve an efficient mixing. The reaction product is monitored at 482nm. The reaction takes place very fast at room temperature, thus the fixed-time method is applied to quantify Co concentration in samples...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211166/clinical-relevance-of-pre-ovulatory-follicular-temperature-in-heat-stressed-lactating-dairy-cows
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F López-Gatius, Rhf Hunter
Temperature gradients in female reproductive tissues seem to influence the success of key processes such as ovulation and fertilization. The objective of this study was to investigate whether pre-ovulatory follicles are cooler than neighbouring uterine tissue and deep rectal temperatures in lactating dairy cows under heat stress conditions. Temperatures within the pre-ovulatory follicle, on the uterine adjacent surface and 20 cm deep within rectum, were measured using fine thermistor probes within 45 min after sunrise (dawn)...
February 17, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196492/long-term-microfluidic-tracking-of-coccoid-cyanobacterial-cells-reveals-robust-control-of-division-timing
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Feiqiao Brian Yu, Lisa Willis, Rosanna Man Wah Chau, Alessandro Zambon, Mark Horowitz, Devaki Bhaya, Kerwyn Casey Huang, Stephen R Quake
BACKGROUND: Cyanobacteria are important agents in global carbon and nitrogen cycling and hold great promise for biotechnological applications. Model organisms such as Synechocystis sp. and Synechococcus sp. have advanced our understanding of photosynthetic capacity and circadian behavior, mostly using population-level measurements in which the behavior of individuals cannot be monitored. Synechocystis sp. cells are small and divide slowly, requiring long-term experiments to track single cells...
February 14, 2017: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190929/databases-for-technical-aspects-of-immunohistochemistry
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Satoshi Furukawa, Mika Nagaike, Kiyokazu Ozaki
With the aims of sharing information about the technical aspects of immunohistochemistry (IHC) and making it possible to make a suitable choice of antibody for histopathological examination, this technical report describes the results of a questionnaire administered during the period of 2014 to 2015 to members of the Conference on Experimental Animal Histopathology. It also describes the immunological properties of primary antibodies (clone, supplier, catalog number, species reactivity, etc.) and the IHC staining conditions (fixing solution, fixing time, embedding, antigen retrieval method, antibody dilution, incubation time, incubation temperature, positive control tissue, secondary antibody information, etc...
January 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186889/asynchronous-event-based-fourier-analysis
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Quentin Sabatier, Sio-Hoi Ieng, Ryad B Benosman
This paper introduces a method to compute the FFT of a visual scene at a high temporal precision of around 1 μs output from an asynchronous event-based camera. Event-based cameras allow to go beyond the widespread and ingrained belief that acquiring series of images at some rate is a good way to capture visual motion. Each pixel adapts its own sampling rate to the visual input it receives and defines the timing of its own sampling points in response to its visual input by reacting to changes of the amount of incident light...
February 6, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166955/long-term-prostaglandin-based-protocols-improve-the-reproductive-performance-after-timed-artificial-insemination-in-sheep
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S Fierro, C Viñoles, J Olivera-Muzante
The aim of the experiment was to evaluate the reproductive performance of ewes synchronized with two doses of prostaglandin F2α (PG) at different intervals and inseminated at a fixed time. During the breeding season (April to June), 370 multiparous Corriedale ewes were assigned to five groups according to body condition score and body weight, and synchronized with two doses of PG administered 7, 10, 12, 14 or 16 days apart (groups PG7, PG10, PG12, PG14 or PG16; n = 73, 76, 74, 72, 75; respectively). Cervical timed artificial insemination (Day 0) was performed at 48 ± 1...
March 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155060/fast-resorbable-antibiotic-loaded-hydrogel-coating-to-reduce-post-surgical-infection-after-internal-osteosynthesis-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kostantinos Malizos, Michael Blauth, Adrian Danita, Nicola Capuano, Riccardo Mezzoprete, Nicola Logoluso, Lorenzo Drago, Carlo Luca Romanò
BACKGROUND: Infection is one of the main reasons for failure of orthopedic implants. Antibacterial coatings may prevent bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation, according to various preclinical studies. The aim of the present study is to report the first clinical trial on an antibiotic-loaded fast-resorbable hydrogel coating (Defensive Antibacterial Coating, DAC(®)) to prevent surgical site infection, in patients undergoing internal osteosynthesis for closed fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this multicenter randomized controlled prospective study, a total of 256 patients in five European orthopedic centers who were scheduled to receive osteosynthesis for a closed fracture, were randomly assigned to receive antibiotic-loaded DAC or to a control group (without coating)...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154793/predicting-overall-vaccine-efficacy-in-a-new-setting-by-re-calibrating-baseline-covariate-and-intermediate-response-endpoint-effect-modifiers-of-type-specific-vaccine-efficacy
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Peter B Gilbert, Ying Huang
We develop a transport formula for predicting overall cumulative vaccine efficacy through time t (VE(t)) to prevent clinically significant infection with a genetically diverse pathogen (e.g., HIV infection) in a new setting for which a Phase III preventive vaccine efficacy trial that would directly estimate VE(t) has not yet been conducted. The formula integrates data from (1) a previous Phase III trial, (2) a Phase I/II immune response biomarker endpoint trial in the new setting where a follow-up Phase III trial is planned, (3) epidemiological data on background HIV infection incidence in the new setting; and (4) genomic epidemiological data on HIV sequence distributions in the previous and new settings...
December 2016: Epidemiologic Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148283/spatial-and-temporal-distribution-of-house-infestation-by-triatoma-infestans-in-the-toro-toro-municipality-potosi-bolivia
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Jorge Espinoza Echeverria, Antonio Nogales Rodriguez, Mirko Rojas Cortez, Liléia Gonçalves Diotaiuti, David E Gorla
BACKGROUND: Triatoma infestans is the main vector of Trypanosoma cruzi in Bolivia. The species is present both in domestic and peridomestic structures of rural areas, and in wild ecotopes of the Andean valleys and the Great Chaco. The identification of areas persistently showing low and high house infestation by the vector is important for the management of vector control programs. This study aimed at analyzing the temporal and spatial distribution of house infestation by T. infestans in the Toro Toro municipality (Potosi, Bolivia) between 2009 and 2014, and its association with environmental variables...
February 2, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146017/profile-of-low-back-pain-treatment-and-costs-associated-with-patients-referred-to-orthopaedic-specialists-in-sweden
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Emma Jonsson, Gylfi Olafsson, Peter Fritzell, Olle Hägg, Fredrik Borgström
STUDY DESIGN: Analysis of Swedish national and regional register data. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to characterize healthcare resource utilization, productivity loss, and costs of patients with low back pain (LBP) with or without leg pain, who have been referred from primary care settings to orthopedic specialist care. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Register data on outpatient and inpatient care, work absence, drug prescriptions, socioeconomics, and mortality were extracted for patients visiting orthopedic specialists for LBP in the Swedish region Västra Götaland (1...
January 31, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145857/cytotoxicity-study-of-benzo-a-pyrene-on-blood-cells-of-wistar-rat-in-vitro
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J Zhang, Y Liu, S-Z Wei
The effect of benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) on Wistar rat lymphocyte activity, lymphocyle membrane integrity and erythrocytes hemolysis were examined using the MTT assay, the release of the lactate dehydrogenase (LD) and the hemoglobin release respectively in vitro. The results showed that lymphocyte activity had no remarkable response to BaP after a low dose of exposure. But the membrane change was found after higher dose of BaP exposure, and the significant release of LD was observed. The release of LD increased with exposure time prolonging and exposure dose increasing...
December 30, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121875/advanced-imaging-techniques-for-investigation-of-acellular-dermal-matrix-biointegration
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Brent R DeGeorge, Bo Ning, Lisa S Salopek, Angela Pineros-Fernandez, George T Rodeheaver, Shayn Peirce-Cottler, Song Hu, Patrick S Cottler, Christopher A Campbell
BACKGROUND: Biointegration, a concept involving a dynamic interplay among three processes-inflammation, cellular infiltration, and angiogenesis-is key to understanding the interaction between acellular dermal matrices and the host. The current standard for evaluating acellular dermal matrix biointegration involves histologic analysis at fixed time points; however, the authors' approach uses advanced imaging techniques to serially assess biointegration in real time. METHODS: The authors have adapted two advanced imaging techniques-two-photon microscopy and photoacoustic microscopy-to investigate biointegration in a murine deepithelialized dorsal skin-fold window chamber model, specifically engineered to recapitulate the host microenvironment of acellular dermal matrix-assisted breast reconstruction...
February 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115608/partially-controlling-transient-chaos-in-the-lorenz-equations
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Rubén Capeáns, Juan Sabuco, Miguel A F Sanjuán, James A Yorke
Transient chaos is a characteristic behaviour in nonlinear dynamics where trajectories in a certain region of phase space behave chaotically for a while, before escaping to an external attractor. In some situations, the escapes are highly undesirable, so that it would be necessary to avoid such a situation. In this paper, we apply a control method known as partial control that allows one to prevent the escapes of the trajectories to the external attractors, keeping the trajectories in the chaotic region forever...
March 6, 2017: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
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